Deliberate curfew violations at our community airport reflect disrespect for Martin County citizens

 

In a letter to Martin County Commissioners Scott, Haddox, Fielding and Heard, attorney and civic activist Virginia Sherlock addresses the list of violations of the “voluntary curfew” for aircraft operations at the Martin County Airport between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. during the month of February, which suggests that the curfew is not only voluntary, it is illusory.

 

What’s the point of a “voluntary curfew” that is repeatedly violated by the same operator (NetJets) and by locals like Galaxy Aviation and Liberator Medical Supply? Violators face no penalty. They simply get a letter reminding them of the curfew they are already aware of.

 

This does not include half a dozen violations of the touch and go rules that restrict practice landings and takeoffs to weekday hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2 hours after sunset (6:30 p.m. in February). In February, a Pompano Beach flight school trained student pilots to ignore Martin County airport rules and common courtesy.

 

Curfew violators are among proponents of the Customs Facility who assure us that increased operations won’t negatively impact nearby residents or turn our community-friendly airport into an international noise- and fume-fest.

 

Compliance with the voluntary curfew and touch and go restrictions demonstrates respect for residents and local airport rules.

 

Repeated and deliberate violations reflect disrespect for Martin County citizens and irresponsible use of our community airport.

 

The list of violations compiled by the airport manager identifies 44 violations during the 28-day-month of February. (See below)

 

NetJets Inc

Attn: Mr. Artie Clark,

4111 Bridgeway Ave.

Columbus, OH 43219-1882

N333QS February 25, 2014 @ 0644

N333QS February 28, 2014 @ 0144

N369QS February 6, 2014 @ 0013

N382QS February 13, 2014 @ 0146

N565QS February 21, 2014 @ 0012

N583QS February 19, 2014 @ 2354

N625QS February 19, 2014 @ 0538

N676QS February 13, 2014 @ 0015

N699QS February 28, 2014 @ 0604 & 0636

N823QS February 4, 2014 @ 0639

N876QS February 18, 2014 @ 0246 & 0630

N921QS February 11, 2014 @ 0307

N922QS February 12, 2014 @ 0106

N928QS February 12, 2014 @ 0513

 

Mr. Matt Clifford, Aviation Mgr./Chief Pilot

Hagedorn Aviation Inc.,

C/O Lane Aviation

Port Columbus International Airport

4389 International Gateway, Suite 195

Columbus, OH 43219-3819

N1MG

February 22, 2014 @ 0437

February 28, 2014 @ 0609

 

Mr. Larry Moldauer, Chief Pilot

Seagull Aircraft Corp.

Hangar 18,

18 Airport Road

Morristown, NJ 07960-4624

N313JS

February 23, 2014 @ 0640

 

Falcon Shares 220 LLC

C/O Majestic Jet Inc.

1401 NE 10th St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060-6589

N220CV

February 13, 2014 @ 0005 & 2332

 

Mr. K. C. Ihlefeld, V.P. A/C Management

Gama Aviation

480 Lordship Blvd.

Stratford, CT 06615

N225CX

February 8, 2014 @ 0105

 

Mr. Steven M. White, President

Southern Jet Inc.

6301 Proter Road, Unit 5

Sarasota, FL 34240-9612

N335MR

February 19, 2014 @ 0619

 

Mr. Sam Douglass

C/O Galaxy Aviation

2240 SE Witham Field Dr.

Stuart, Florida 34996

N356SR

February 10, 2014 @ 0219 & 0440

February 23, 2014 @ 2335

 

Mr. Frank Barber, Director of Operations

Executive Aviation Corporation

14592 SW 129th St.

Miami, Florida 33186-5316

N370TP

February 15, 2014 @ 0134

 

Mr. Nathan Batty, Scheduler

Jet Select LLC

4130 East 5th Ave.

Columbus, OH 43219-1802

N43NR

February 13, 2014 @ 0012

 

Mr. Lenny Alava, Chief Pilot

Talon Air Inc.,

7110 Republic Airport

Hangar 7

Farmingdale, NY 11735

N349AK

February 11, 2014 @ 0615

February 26, 2014 @ 0006

 

Mr. Joe Cimperman, Director Flight Ops.

Flight Options

Cuyahoga County Airport

26180 Curtiss Wright Parkway

Richmond Heights, OH 44143-1453

N469FL

February 8, 2014 @ 0521

 

Mr. Scott Henely, Operations Director

Travel Management Company

2101 County Road 6 West

Elkhart, IN 46514

N497TM

February 13, 2014 @ 0156

 

Mr. Michael York, Chief Pilot

Joe Gibbs Racing Inc.

Concord Regional Airport

9102 Aviation Blvd., NW Ste. BE1

Concord, NC 28027-1100

N518JG

February 21, 2014 @ 0024

 

Mr. Teri Riegal, Flight Operations Manager

Richmor Aviation

Columbia County Airport

P.O. Box 423

Hudson, NY 12534-0423

N58AJ

February 24, 2014 @ 2332

 

Mr. Mike Ostrander

N767CJ LLC

C/O Harvard Business Services, Inc.

16192 Coastal Highway

Lewes, DE 19958-3608

N600MV

February 13, 2014 @ 0305

February 14, 2014 @ 2334

 

Mr. David Paul, Chief Pilot

Technology Value Investors Aviation LLC

C/O Central Flying Service

P.O. Box 710

Little Rock, AR 72203-0710

N625AT

February 28, 2014 @ 0538

 

Captain Mark Conner, Chief Pilot

Dycom Industries Inc.

11770 US Highway 1, Suite 101

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408

N68VP

February 5, 2014 @ 2326

 

Mr. Michael Tamkus, V.P. Charter

Executive Jet Management Inc.,

4556 Airport Road

Cincinnati, OH 45226-1601

N701CR

February 13, 2014 @ 2356

 

Mr. Stan Pavkovich, Operations Director

Corporate Air L.L.C.

15 Allegheny County Airport

West Mifflin, PA 15122-2669

N717DX

February 15, 2014 @ 0034

 

Mr. Brian Coulter, V.P. Flight Operations

Superior Air Charter L.L.C.

C/O JetSuite

18952 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 200

Irvine, CA 92612-1401

N785JS

February 25, 2014 @ 0140

 

Mr. Marty A. Kernaghan, Chief Pilot

N900E L.L.C.

2356 SE Liberator Lane

Stuart, FL 34996-4039

N900E

February 28, 2014 @ 0233

 

Mr. Christopher Watts, Chief Pilot

Worldwide Jet

1600 Malone Street, Suite B

Millville, NJ 08332-4831

N991DS

February 13, 2014 @ 0011

February 14, 2014 @ 0517

 

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